U Visa Attorney
Attorney Leonelba Martínez (Founder)
U Visa Lawyers and Their Role
U visa lawyers help victims of a crime to determine their eligibility and obtain U visas. Nonimmigrant status U (U visa) is reserved for victims of certain crimes who suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and were helpful to government or law enforcement officials in investigating or prosecuting crimes.
A U visa is intended to encourage crime victims to assist law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting crimes without fear of deportation. The U visa covers a variety of crimes, including domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, kidnapping, felony assault, extortion, unlawful criminal restraint, human trafficking, and obstruction of justice. USCIS provides a comprehensive list of crimes that qualify for the U Visa.
A U visa is valid for four years. However, U visa holders can apply for legal permanent residency or a green card after three years.
You can successfully navigate U visa complexities with the help of an immigration law firm such as the Law Offices of Leonelba Martinez.
U Visa Eligibility
To qualify for a U Visa application, the following requirements must be met:
The crime took place in the united states or broke US laws.
You are a victim of a crime on the list of qualifying crimes.
You suffered mental or physical abuse.
Your assistance was or will likely be helpful in the criminal investigation or prosecution.
You are admissible to the United States.
You can provide information about the criminal activity in which you were a victim. If you are a minor, your parents or guardians can give the information to law enforcement on your behalf.
How Do Boynton Beach U Visa Lawyers Help?
The U visa application process is complex and requires an experienced Boynton Beach immigration lawyer to guide you through the process and help you:
Obtain all the information required to complete your U visa application, including the necessary police report and other law enforcement records, to determine your eligibility
Collect the law enforcement certification, which is an integral part of the U visa application process as it proves that you provided helpful information during the investigation
Draft a convincing personal statement
Experienced immigration attorneys can help you overcome barriers to obtaining a U visa and offer alternative routes to obtain legal immigrant status.
Leonelba Martinez: Your U Visa Attorney
The Law Offices of Lenelba Martines has vast experience offering immigration services and may be able to help you obtain a U visa. From start to finish, we guide you through the entire U visa process and advocate for your rights. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a U Visa Be Denied?
The USCIS can deny your U visa application if you don’t meet the eligibility criteria. However, you will be granted a U visa if you meet all requirements.
What Are the Benefits of a U Visa?
Victims of crime will get the following benefits :
- Qualifying family members will obtain temporary immigration status.
- You will gain US work authorization.
- You will be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residence status after a few years and eventually US citizenship.